Getting cold because you’re seeing error code 223 from your Lennox® furnace?
This means your furnace’s low pressure switch is open. Due to the failure, your system will not run for your safety.
Turn to the Experts at A-PLUS Service Experts to deal with mending this furnace error. Our ACE-certified technicians are among the best in the industry when it comes to understanding and repairing furnace problems.
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How a Low Pressure Switch Works
Pressure switches are an important part of the heating operation.
Here’s how your furnace works after the thermostat begins to call for heat:
- Your furnace’s control board begins the draft inducer blower motor. This pushes out combustion gases from the heat exchanger and brings in new gas and air so the burners can start.
- When the pressure switch senses that sufficient air is being brought into the burners, it closes and tells the control board to ignite the furnace.
- Your furnace ignites and heats your home.
A two-stage furnace has more than one pressure switches, which allow it to run at multiple speeds—and be more efficient.
What Happens When a Low Pressure Switch Fails
The low pressure switch may be open for a couple reasons.
There could be a:
- Obstructed vent
- Plugged condensate drain
- Cracked hose
There could also be an issue with the switch itself, the inducer or the circuit board.
Your furnace will tell you there’s something wrong with a red flash from its indicator light, which it uses to feature error codes. It has this red light to flash code, like Morse code.
You might observe fast flashes or an alternating slow flash as it repeats a fault code.
Estimated Repair Cost for Furnace Error Code 223
The cost to fix your furnace depends on what’s wrong with it and the time it takes to fix it.
Here are average replacement costs for several components that could be affected:
- Pressure switch—$40 to $350
- Inducer—$600 to $1,500
- Circuit board—$200 to $600
Call the Experts at A-PLUS Service Experts
When you have to have furnace service, you can call on the professionals at A-PLUS Service Experts to take care of the fault code and get your heat flowing again.
Call us at 301-747-3140 or schedule an appointment online today.